Manihot esculanta variegata - Plant
Common name: bitter cassava
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 6.00 to 10.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
The deep planting encourages the developing stem to send out roots to help stabilize the plant and perhaps eliminate the need for staking. Also, deep planting keeps Bangada bulbs cool when temperatures soar. Enrich the soil with leaf mold or well-rotted organic matter to encourage good drainage.
Sunlight: full sun to part shade
Soil: well-srained soil
Temprature: 60 F
Fertilizer: apply any organic fertilizer
- Diligently water your plants.
- Soak the entire root zone at least twice a week in dry summer weather.
- Avoid frequent shallow sprinklings, which wonâ€™t reach the deeper roots and may encourage fungus.
- Plants do best with 90 inches of rain per year, so unless you live in a rain forest, water regularly.
Foliage annual or container plant for areas that are not frost-free.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems. Watch for red spider mites. Roots, stems and leaves are toxic.
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